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Bay of Islands Activities, Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

When staying at Bay Cabinz Motel you are only 300m from the Paihia wharf which is the main departure point for all tours, cruises and activities in the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands is a truly beautiful sub-tropical playground with a diverse, rich variety of experiences there for the picking. Whether it be a nature based or action packed experience you are looking for, we are happy to share our local knowledge and offer a FREE booking and ticketing service.

Book for our Special Events!

Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - NOW OPEN - www.wmbp.nz

Visit the new "Waitangi Museum"

2017

Paihia Farmers Market - Paihia Village Green every Thursday 2 - 5.30pm

October 7th - "it!" Bay of Islands Food & Wine Festival

November 10th & 11th - Bay of Islands P & I Show - Waimate North Showgrounds

December 16th - Ocean Swim - From Paihia to Russell

2018

April 15th - Breca Bay of Islands Swimrun

 

 

Hiking, Walking & Cycling

Click on links below for further information

www.wams.org.nz
www.nzcycletrail.com/twin-coast-cycle-trail

www.wmbp.nz

 

Our Personal Favourite's

Pleasure sailing and recreational fishing

Ken enjoys:

  • Golf at Waitangi - Friday haggle - Sunday men's day
  • Recreational fishing - mainly Snapper & Kingfish
  • Pleasure Sailing around the 144 islands the Bay has to offer
  • Playing snooker at the adjacent Paihia Ex-Servicemens Club
  • Stroll across the road & dine at the Clubs popular Legends Restaurant
  • Digging Pipi (shellfish) at the local Te Haumi Beach
  • Mussel (shellfish) gathering off the Black Rocks out in the Bay
  • Bird watching or Birding & feeding (the feathered variety)
  • Coffee & a stroll along the Marina finger berths at Opua - dreaming
  • Family BBQ at sunset
Kayaking in the mangrove forest up the Waitangi River

Ali enjoys:

  • Regular walks - the promenade footpath to the Waitangi lookout is a favourite - 8km return
  • A treat at La Spa Naturale (Award winning Day Spa) steam room, facials & massages
  • Kayaking in the mangrove forest up the Waitangi River
  • Soaking at Ngawha Hot Springs - natural mineral springs renowned for their therapeutic & healing properties
  • Lunching at Whare Waka Cafe - next to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with views to Russell
  • Beachcombing and shell collecting
  • Picnic at the beach with a hamper full of local delights from the Farmers Market (Thursdays)
  • My nature based "Hot Tip" is a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm & Limestone Caves which ends in a short bush walk through a natural corridor of native ferns, shrubs & trees
Relaxing at the beach

For the rest of the family:

  • Tobogganing down the giant sand dunes around northland
  • Adventure World's harness free trapeze & wall climbing
  • Parasailing - soaring high above the Bay of Islands with the Flying Kiwi
  • Exploring on Urupukapuka Islands with Explore NZ water taxi
  • Movie & meal deals with friends at the historic Cathay Theatre in Kerikeri
  • Sailing on Gungha II or Carino - enjoying island stopovers & the snorkelling trail
  • Day hike to Opua on the coastal walking track with friends
  • Still on her "wish list" - swimming with the dolphins & the highest tandem sky dive in the Bay
  • Stargazing on Dark Sky nights
  • Cycling for leisure on our new Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail
  • Experiencing the new "Waitangi Mountain Bike Park"
  • The most favourite pastime of all is "hanging" at the beach

 














 

Things to do...

  • Famous "Hole in the Rock" Bay of Islands cruises
  • 4WD Bus tours to Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach (daily pick up from motel)
  • Sailing - Catamaran & mono hull options
  • Kayaking & Swimming
  • Waka (Maori canoe) trips
  • Fishing - light or heavy tackle
  • Parasailing & Sky Diving
  • Scenic & Charter flights
  • Horse trekking & Hiking
  • Diving - Rainbow Warrior & HMNZS Canterbury
  • Historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds (Culture & Heritage)
  • Ferry boats to Romantic Russell (NZ first Capital)
  • Waitangi & other fabulous scenic Golf Courses
  • Bush, forest & coastal walking tracks
  • Art & craft trails
  • Wineries & fresh food experiences
  • Stargazing, Bird Watching
  • Cycle trails & cycling for leisure

Useful Links

www.explorenz.co.nz

www.fboi.co.nz

www.waitangigolf.co.nz

www.fndc.govt.nz

www.dolphincruises.co.nz

www.sailingdolphins.co.nz

www.bayofislandssailing.co.nz

www.saltair.co.nz

www.paihianz.co.nz

www.northlandnz.com

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